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Table 3 Distress (Distress thermometer and Problem List)

From: Web-based personalised information and support for patients with a neuroendocrine tumour: randomised controlled trial

  Control group (n = 45) Intervention group (n = 46)
Outcome Pre Median (range) Post Median (range) Pre Median (range) Post Median (range) p
 Practical problems 0 (0–4) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–5) NS
 Social problems 0 (0–0) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0.002
 Emotional problems 3.5 (0–13) 6 (0–12) 7 (1–16) 7 (1–16) NS
 Spiritual problems 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) NS
 Physical problems 8 (4–18) 10 (6–19) 13 (7–21) 12 (5–20) NS
 Global score 14 (7–32) 17 (6–44) 21 (12–41) 21 (7–44) NS
  1. Higher scores mean more distress (from problems). The p-value shows the differences between the pre-post changes of the control group versus the intervention group
  2. NS = no significant difference, Pre Median: median score at baseline, Post median; median score a 12 weeks, range; interquartile range